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CTroyMathis
07 May 2003, 07:38 PM
No, the skyscraper in America is not dead. What's going up in Chicago (and New York) these days still, should be an indication as well.

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name use height floors year
<b>recently completed (since 1999):</b>
1 Park Tower res./hotel 844 ft 67 2000
2 UBS Tower office 651 ft 50 2001
3 River East Center I residential 644 ft 58 2001
4 Dearborn Center office 580 ft 39 2003
5 The Fordham residential 574 ft 52 2003
6 Park Millennium residential 544 ft 57 2002
7 191 North Wacker Drive office 516 ft 37 2002
8 One Superior Place residential 502 ft 52 1999
9 The Bristol residential 488 ft 42 2000
10 The Sterling residential 466 ft 50 2001
11 Riverbend residential 451 ft 38 2002
12 2 East Erie residential 415 ft 39 2002


<b>under construction:</b>
1 111 South Wacker Drive office 702 ft 52 2005
2 Hyatt Center office 690 ft 48 2004
3 55 East Erie residential 650 ft 56 2003
4 Grand Plaza Tower I residential 641 ft 57 2003
5 The Heritage residential 621 ft 57 2004
6 Millennium Centre residential 596 ft 59 2003
7 The Pinnacle residential 535 ft 48 2004
8 400 North Lasalle residential 454 ft 45 2003
9 ABN AMRO Plaza I office 453 ft 29 2003
10 Skybridge residential 421 ft 39 2003




<b>approved:</b>
1 Trump Tower Chicago office/res. 1,125 ft 86 2006
2 111 West Wacker Drive office/res. 867 ft 69 2005
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<font size="4"><b>Recently Completed:</b></font> (since 1999)<br />
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1. Park Tower - 844 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/05/149024.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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2. UBS Tower - 651 ft <br />
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3. River East Center I - 644 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/04/146950.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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4. Dearborn Center - 580 ft <br />
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5. The Fordham - 574 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/11/167575.jpg" border="0" alt=""> <br />
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6. Park Millennium - 544 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/11/168309.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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7. 191 North Wacker Drive - 516 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/11/171588.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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8. One Superior Place - 502 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/05/150197.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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9. The Bristol - 488 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/05/150235.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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10. The Sterling - 466 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/04/146177.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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11. Riverbend - 451 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/05/149585.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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12. 2 East Erie - 415 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/05/149608.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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<font size="4"><b>Under Construction:</b></font><br />
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1. 111 South Wacker Drive - 702 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/10/164467.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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2. Hyatt Center - 690 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/10/164595.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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3. 55 East Erie - 650 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2001/07/115231.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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4. Grand Plaza Tower I - 641 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/12/172775.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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5. The Heritage - 621 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/08/158032.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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6. Millennium Centre - 596 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/05/150369.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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7. The Pinnacle - 535 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/05/150361.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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8. 400 North Lasalle - 454 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/01/136892.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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9. ABN AMRO Plaza I - 453 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/02/142245.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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10. Skybridge - 421 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2003/01/180272.jpg" border="0" alt=""> <br />
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<font size="4"><b>Approved - the two big hopefuls:</b></font><br />
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1. Trump Tower Chicago - 1,125 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2003/01/179332.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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2. 111 West Wacker Drive - 867 ft <br />
<img src="http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2002/09/159903.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br />
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all pics from http://skyscrapers.com and thread re-posted here.</font></p>

bloodandpopcorn
07 May 2003, 09:36 PM
Oh good Lord, those buildigns are very beautiful. I'm so damn jealous of Chicago. we get all excited about one new building over 10 stories (or really ANTHING near downtown), and they have skyscraper after skyscraper going up.

why, oh why, oh why!

jsoto3
07 May 2003, 10:38 PM
hehehe, i feel your pain blood. i went to chicago last summer for the first time, fell in love with the city, and decided i was going to move there when i graduated. then winter came. it was pretty damn cold here in lubbock. i couldn't imagine myself making it through winter in chicago. but now these pics remind me of how awesome chicago is and how much i had wanted to go there before. chicago . . . ? dallas . . . ?

. . . . ?

not a very hard decision is it? well, we'll see who offers me a job.

jsoto3
07 May 2003, 10:41 PM
chicago has indeed mastered a very sleek/modern, yet timeless high-rise architectural tradition.

gc
07 May 2003, 11:05 PM
I fell in love with Chicago the first time I visited in '99. My passion for skyscrapers and urban living began in Chicago. I would move there in a heartbeat!

Knight23
08 May 2003, 12:50 PM
Within the next 30 years DFW should have roughly the same metro population that Chicago has now, so where are all of our large buildings and skyscrapers? Unfortunatley most of our office space is concentrated in large, sprawling, stale corporate campuses........yuck.........did you see Office Space? that was filmed in Dallas.

jsoto3
08 May 2003, 01:16 PM
'gold coast' from hancock tower

aceplace
08 May 2003, 04:29 PM
Looks like most of those highrises are residential. And in the CBD.

Are they building midrise residential in their neighborhoods to the extent we are?

I would guess that is true in other cities as well... it definitely was in San Diego... downtown high rise residential, but little if any construction in the neighborhoods.

My personal preference is for midrise neighborhood residential, like we see in the West Village, or for a better example, like in those photos of Munich I posted.

jsoto3
08 May 2003, 04:56 PM
when i was there, almost all of it was highrise, especially in the more prosperous 'neighborhoods' north of the loop. there was limited midrise construction south and west of the loop. alot of townhouses going up everywhere else.

CTroyMathis
08 May 2003, 05:24 PM
Skyscrapers.com is down at the moment, quite typical...I was going to use it as a reference. (Obviously, the pictures with the temporary 'red x' deal was a clue.)

The buildings posted above were only the ones over 400 ft specifically. I was hoping to put in all the buildings in the 150-400 ft range that are u/c to add to the thread. There are a few dozen if I remember correctly - spread over a wide area.

So, how about some more average-sized photos just for the hell of it. Oh yeah, I love Lake Shore Drive photos like above.

http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ahaa/imagebase/maclean/aerials6/033.jpg

http://images.fotki.com/v9/photos/1/11529/23618/Chicago02-or.jpg

jsoto3
08 May 2003, 05:32 PM
troy, i am so glad we are able to post larger images now. 1mb, wow! i hope this arrangement becomes permanent.